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UAE Embassy Attestation - Personal Documents

UAE embassy attestation can be a lengthy, confusing and potentially costly process if not done correctly. With our experience, Gulfvisa can provide you with a UK attestation service for your personal documents from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy in London. UAE embassy London attestation is required for your certificates to be used in work and everyday life in the United Arab Emirates. Various types of documents for UAE document attestation services include university degrees, marriage certificates, birth certificates and many more document types.

Gulfvisa is pleased to offer a complete and all-inclusive UAE document attestation service which provides you with an all-in-one solution to get your documents attested from the various different organisations quickly, simply and easily. We offer services which include legalisation from the solicitor, British Foreign Office (FCO) and UAE embassy. We offer international delivery (via DHL) which is available for selection on checkout.

There are three compulsory parts to getting your document attested from the UAE embassy.

Firstly, GulfVisa will stamp your document from a Solicitor (some documents are exempt – see below)

Secondly, we will stamp your document from the British Foreign Ministry (FCO)

Finally, we will stamp your document from the UAE Embassy in London


The following documents are exempt from solicitor stamping:

- Original UK Birth Certificate

- Original UK Marriage Certificate

- Original UK Police Clearance Certificate (ACRO only)

- Original UK Death Certificate

- Original UK Medical Report signed by a UK Doctor*

* UK doctor must be registered with the British Foreign Office (FCO) Legalisation Department


(Please note Gulfvisa will attest a copy of your document except for the exempted documents above)

How to get your UK documents attested from the UAE embassy - 3 simple steps

1Prepare the following UAE document attestation requirements
Prepare the following requirements to send to GulfVisa. Please click the download box on the right for the form.
  1. Your Original Personal Document/s
  2. Completed GulfVisa Document Attestation Form (please click download box on the right)

Gulfvisa also offers a document translation service for your documents. You can add this service during step two below.

India Visa Application Form (Forms & Requirements)
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Send the forms & requirements by email:
2Order your UAE embassy document attestation service today
Please select the service you require below. GulfVisa offer a standard service (7 working days in total) and a fast service (1-2 working days in total).
Gulfvisa offers discounts for those who require UAE attestation of 3 or more documents. Please select the service you require below and the number of documents you need attested to see our discounted prices.
All-Inclusive GulfVisa Price: £179.00  per document
Select which institutions you require attestation from?
Select your document attestation service?
Do you require your document(s) translated?
3Post (or drop off) the requirements to our GulfVisa office:

Do I need to send the original document or a copy?

You always need to provide your original certificate. Whether the original document or a copy of it is stamped depends on the following points:

- If your document is not exempt from solicitor stamping, we will make a copy of your document and stamp the copy. This is because the solicitor does not stamp originals. However, the solicitor must still see the original.

Note: Non-ACRO police certificates are the only original certificates which are legalised by the solicitor.

- If your document is exempt from solicitor stamping (see above), your original document will be stamped. This is because the FCO does not allow stamping of copies. Therefore, you must provide the original certificate.

Non-ACRO Police Certificates

ACRO Police Certificates are the only police certificates which do not require solicitor stamping. Therefore, you will only have to select the service which includes FCO + UAE Embassy Attestation. A non-ACRO police certificate can still be stamped however unlike ACRO it will require attestation from the solicitor before it can be stamped by the FCO and UAE embassy.

Therefore, please select the service which includes solicitor, FCO and embassy for non-ACRO police certificates

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Why do I need personal document attestation in the UAE?

The UAE will only recognise personal documents that have been accepted and presented in a particular way. Therefore, a verification process is required to confirm that any official documentation, such as passports and degree certificates, is deemed legal and genuine in the United Arab Emirates.

There are three stages that need to be completed. Firstly, the document must be certified by a solicitor. Step two requires a stamp from the British Foreign And Commonwealth Office (FCO), followed by verification by London’s UAE embassy. As an accredited document attestation agent, we ensure that all documents submitted for attestation go through each of these legalisation stages. These steps must be completed in succession—the UAE embassy will not stamp a document that has not already been stamped by the FCO, who will themselves not proceed until a solicitor has done their part.

For more information about the process, please visit our document attestation page.

Which personal documents require attestation in the UAE?

Qualifications issued in the UK will often need to be attested if you are going to work in the UAE. Your transcript and police clearance certificate will also need to be verified, which may require applicants to provide fingerprints to the UK police force. Please consult your employer to find out exactly what personal documents require attestation.

To obtain a residence permit for you and your family in the UAE, documents proving your relationships will also require attestation. These may include marriage and birth certificates.

Examples of personal document attestation
  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Death certificates
  • University degree certificates
  • Police certificates (ACPO, ACRO and NPCC)
  • Personal power of attorney (to buy a property)
  • Health certificates
  • School reports
  • GMO products certificate

UK-issued birth, marriage, death, and ACRO police certificates do not need to be certified by a solicitor during the personal document attestation process. Medical reports are also exempt, provided the relevant doctor is registered with the FCO.

However, the following personal documents must be stamped by a solicitor before they can be attested:
  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Non-ACRO police certificates
  • Police letters
  • Degree certificate (including PhD)
  • School, college or university letters masters certificate
  • Educational certificates (A-levels, O-levels, GCSEs, diplomas, GNVQs and NVQs)
  • Other academic certificates (such as TEFL, TESOL, TESL & Language Studies)
  • Diplomas and awards
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Power of attorney
  • Employment letters
  • P.60’s tax return
  • Transcripts of study
  • Membership and fellowship certificates
  • Court Documents (probates, decisions, decree absolute)
  • Criminal record checks (CRB)
  • No impediment certificate
  • Affidavits witnessed by a solicitor or notary
  • Certificate of good standing from Companies House
  • Companies House documents signed by the registrar
  • HMRC certificate of residency
  • HMRC letters signed by an HMRC officer
  • Certificate of free sale rural payments agency
  • Notary access Northern Ireland
  • Subject access reports

If your document is not listed above, or you are unsure whether your personal document is acceptable for attestation, please call or email us at info@gulfvisa.com.

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